BYU Bans Skinny Jeans?

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on December 07 2011 11:47 AM
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A photo of Kate Middleton wearing skinny jeans that might not fly at BYU-Idaho. reuters

BYU has always been known for its strict honor and dress code, but some students feel banning skinny jeans is going too far.

BYU-Idaho campus already outlawed the impious shorts and flip-flops, but it's a recent sign at the university's testing center that read No skinny jeans, that has students in a huff.

 I think it is pretty ridiculous, BYU-Idaho student Zach Cooper told The Student Review. We already aren't allowed to wear shorts or flip-flops, so I wouldn't be too surprised if they banned skinny jeans as well. This school is crazy.

Cooper said there are some plusses to a ban on skinny jeans -- he says some girls are wearing skinny jeans three sizes too small.

But a BYU-Idaho official denied to Gawker that a skinny jean ban has taken place, despite the sign at the testing center.

We have not identified skinny jeans as a specific violation of the dress and grooming standard, Kevin Miyasaki, the school's vice president of student services and activities, told Gawker. We are aware of the incident and the Student Honor Office is working with the Testing Center to address the issue.

Miyaski said that BYU-Idaho's code for the strength of youth includes a ban on immodest clothing that includes tight clothing. The testing center hasn't made any standard, but was working to encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code.

Perhaps it depends on just how skinny your skinny jeans are?

This  also isn't the first time a BYU school has made national attention for its honor code. Last March, Brandon Davies, a star basketball player for BYU, was kicked off the team for violating the school's honor code. His reported violation was pre-marital sex with his girlfriend.

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